Access stored Drive files without the internet

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Internet outages shouldn’t prevent you from working in Google Drive.

Set up offline access so you can view and edit your files any time.

Examples

  • Work on the go, even if you don’t have internet access.
  • Edit Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more during internet outages.
  • Work during long flights without Wi-Fi.

Make non-Google files on your desktop available offline" "

  1. If you haven't already, install Drive File Stream.
  2. On your desktop, click Drive File Stream Drive File Stream.
  3. Click Open Google Drive Folder.
  4. Go to the file or folder you want to access offline, right-click it, and select Drive File Streamand thenAvailable offline.

Make Google files on the web available offline" "

Set up offline availability (one time only):

  1. Install the Google Docs Offline extension.
  2. In Drive, click Settings Settingsand thenSettings.
  3. In the Offline section, check the Create, open, and edit your recent Google files while offline box.
  4. Click Done.
  5. Right-click a file and turn on Available offline.

Make Google files on your mobile devices available offline" "

  1. On your Android or Apple® iOS® device, open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand thenSettings.
  3. Turn on Make recent files available offline.
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